Regret

Poem: Regret

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Your deathday amplifies emotions vile.

Forgiveness evades my heart bleeding in wait

As I tremble beside your grave awhile.

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Broken wings whisper of yesterday trials.

Regret thrives, sorrowful ideas to sate.

Your deathday amplifies emotions vile.

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Unjustified misstep of blood defiled.

Erase protective errors—our fear-fed hate—

As I tremble beside your grave awhile.

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Perceive connections we missed all our while.

Rewind the cruel tick of the clock sealing fate.

Your deathday amplifies emotions vile.

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Release me. Unstopper my onyx vial.

Bleed my black free!  Heartbreaking torment abate

As I tremble beside your grave awhile.

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Yet, silent you lie among earth and tile.

My soul weeps lost chances for love found too late.

Your deathday amplifies emotions vile

As I tremble beside your grave awhile.

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This poem was inspired by an online writing prompt: Cemetery.

(I promise my next post will be happier than these last two.)

Thank you for spending a little time with my words.

I wish you a peaceful tonight, a wonderful tomorrow, and a…

Happy October!

2 thoughts on “Regret

  1. This is, not just one of my favourite ever pieces of poetry, but one of the best I have ever read. Could easily be two-hundred years old, such is the manner in which it washes over the reader. Absolutely extraordinary prose. As far as natural gifts go, yours really is something else Ivy.

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